1975 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Matte Black Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. 

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The matte black "pie-pan" dial is an absolute favorite amongst collectors when discussing the Rolex Datejust, though it can be exceptionally elusive. Often talked about and rarely seen this matte black dial Rolex ref. 1601 Datejust is an exceptional example, ready and suited for any occasion. 


Stock # RLXDJ1601-75/4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 40XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555 End Pieces


The case is in excellent overall condition with honest wear and thick symmetrical lugs that appear to have been previously gently polished. The white gold fluted bezel is unpolished and remains in crisp condition with light signs of use. The Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 20 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.


The beautiful and uncommon matte black dial is in superb overall condition with no damage or notable signs of age present, the only element of wear is the slight enamel loss at the edge of the 10 o'clock marker. the tritium lume plots all remain fully intact when inspected under U.V. light and have achieved a lovely creamy patina. The original hands match the dial nicely and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.